Ask Askew Early Years & Childcare Business Consultancy
Meet Maureen of Ask Askew
Ask Askew Early Years and Childcare Business Consultancy provides bespoke consultancy support to childcare establishments. This could be pre-start, recently opened or long established settings. Maureen of Ask Askew has worked in childcare for more than 30 years as a practitioner, setting up and operating her own childcare and working as a manager in the private and voluntary sector. Also working as part of the early years teams for two local authorities as the business and substainability manager. The services at Ask Askew are tailored to your business' individual needs.
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Helping your Early Years and Childcare Business Prosper
AskAskew offers a wide range of services tailored to meet the individual needs of your childcare establishment.
Extensive experience and knowledge of the childcare sector has been gained through ownership and management of a range of childcare businesses, in the private, voluntary and Independant sector and through working with national childcare organisations and Local Authorities.
AskAskew covers all areas of business management, with a wide range of resources, extensive knowledge and range of contacts you can be assured Ask Askew is able to provide all the support you need.
Our high quality service is available in formats to suit all types of provider needs; you choose which best suits you and your business needs. You can be confident that, which ever level of support you choose, you will be assured of receiving the very best service.
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Offering support at every stage of your business journey
Our free Business Health Check is a useful tool for identifying and prioritising areas of support needed and as a starting point for a long term development plan of your business. Purchasing services from Ask Askew is an investment in your business that will provide an excellent rate of return.
Ask Askew offers telephone support and consultations to answer any questions you may have relating to your business. This can be arranged at a time to suit you to minimise any impact on the day to day running of your business. In order to get the most out of any telephone consultations you can, if you wish, email any questions you have in advance.
As a business Mentor for the East Lancs Chambers of Commerce Maureen has been invaluable in helping me with all aspects of starting my new business, from the Business plan & financials to social media and marketing, Maureen always has an alternative way of thinking about any problem and it's usually the best. I've found Maureen to be honest, dependable and she will tell you straight if there's something you're doing wrong or need to be doing to help your business.
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you Maureen for all of your help over the past couple of months.
I have worked with Maureen for approximately 10 years commencing when we were both Local Authority Business Support Officers leading on the Government's Neighbourhood Nursery Initiative. Maureen is a great networker and has a very detailed knowledge of all the factors affecting childcare businesses, developing support tools in the form of guidance, spreadsheets etc. when the need has arose that she has happily shared across authorities. I look forward to working with Maureen again in the future
I have known Maureen Askew professionally for several years in connection with Links Architecture Ltd's, Architectural Design Services provided to children's nursery clients We have worked together on three projects, Maureen providing support to the nursery owners for all matters relating to child care, procurement of premises, good working practices, OFSTED requirements, business management, interior and exterior layouts and a multiplicity of advice on the subject of children's nurseries too numerous to mention here Invaluable help and support to make a child care business successful is the cornerstone service provided by Maureen I have found Maureen very professional, helpful and giving sound advice and counsel to clients and business people I shall recommend Maureen to my clients in the childcare sector without hesitation
Maureen assisted me when I was having problems with committee at the Community Centre from which I operated the pre school. She attended an evening meeting with me and was an excellent person to have on my side. She spoke up me and was able to change of views of the committee to make them more accommodating with the guidelines of OFSTED, which in the past they had objected to. She also assisted me in gaining funding to purchase some essential equipment for the pre school. I would have no hesitation in recommending Maureen.
Maureen has a thorough knowledge of her subject through continuing professional development and a wealth of experience. She is totally reliable and a true professional
Maureen is a very insightful and inspirational person, her advice having been a great help to me while I have been setting up my business. In whatever she does, she is very thorough, forward looking, strategic, practical and honest, with a high level of attention to detail.
She also offers a considerable amount to the wider community with her involvement in lots of charitable and people related causes and activities, which she does voluntarily with a high degree of passion, in addition to running her own very successful business.
Maureen Askew of Ask Askew Childcare Business Consultant came to our nursery to install the data system. Maureen is so easy to get along with - her relaxed, friendly approach put my manager and myself at ease immediately. She was very attentive, understanding exactly what we needed and gave a great deal more than just the installation of a computer system. She explained (in terms that we could understand) how the system works and did all the hard work of inputting the information. Now all we have to do is edit or input when necessary. It's a wonderful tool and I would recommend it to everyone. It takes away all the hard work of working out you charges etc.
I would recommend Ask Askew to you. Maureen is a font of knowledge where the childcare sector is concerned and she is very generous in passing on that information. Great!